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  • Schreckmomente der Menschheitby Jörg Link

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 13.35

    Blinde Zufälle bestimmen die Geschichte weit mehr, als wir Menschen meinen. Packend und eindringlich schildert Jörg Link Momente, in denen die Welt in den Abgrund geschaut hat. Die vielen vergeblichen Attentate auf Hitler, deren Gelingen die Geschichte verändert hätte, die schweren Krisen und Missverständnisse des Kalten Krieges, die zwei Mal fast... more...

  • Society and Politics in Wilhelmine Germany (Routledge Revivals)by Richard J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the search for the causes of the First World War and the origins of Hitler?s ?Third Reich?, the attention of historians has turned increasingly towards the development of German society under Kaiser Wilhelm II. These ten essays, first published in 1978, introduced interpretations of Wilhelmine Germany to an English-speaking audience and contributed... more...

  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835?1844by Professor Peter Rivière

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. After his explorations in Guiana between 1835 and 1839 on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society, which are the subject of Volume I of The... more...

  • Speeches that Changed the Worldby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral oration that fanned the flames of the Easter Rising, Kevin Rudd's historic apology to Australia's... more...

  • The Gongyang Commentary on The Spring and Autumn Annalsby Harry Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book is a full translation of the Gongyang Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals, a history of the Chinese state of Lu from 722 to 481 BCE, annotated so as to highlight the moral philosophy of its supposed writer, Confucius. more...

  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt; Jennifer Homans

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 29.95

    Mark Mazower, Financial Times :  ?Tony Judt was a historian whose journalism includes some of the finest things he wrote... In an era of growing anti-intellectualism, his essays remind us of what we gain when we stick fast to high ethical and intellectual standards, and what is lost when we let them slip.? Samuel Moyn, The New York Times Book... more...

  • History and Utopiaby E. M. Cioran; Richard Howard; Eugene Thacker

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History : ?Engaging . . . Mr. Bailyn?s scholarship reveals a colonial world that is hard to see in buildings and other physical artifacts. Among much else, he captures the early fragility of the British Atlantic along with its emerging identities. Bringing such a world into focus on its own terms?and presenting it... more...

  • A Kentucky Samplerby Lowell H. Harrison; Nelson L. Dawson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Filson Club History Quarterly , first published in 1926, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the nation's finest regional historical journals. Over the years it has published excellent essays on virtually every aspect of Kentucky history. Gathered together here for the first time are twenty-eight selections, chosen from the first fifty years... more...

  • Regimes of Historicityby François Hartog; Saskia Brown

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society?s “regimes of historicity? or its way of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Arendt, Koselleck, and Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning the The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of a historical consciousness and then contrasting it against an... more...